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US to Start Training Ukrainian Pilots on F-16 in October
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US to Start Training Ukrainian Pilots on F-16 in October

Ukrainian pilots are expected to begin flight training on the F-16 fighter jets in October to strengthen Ukraine’s long-term security needs and its defenses against Russian invasion. The U.S. Air Force’s 162nd Wing will facilitate the exercises at Morris Air National Guard Base in Arizona. Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder, the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson,...

Leonardo Establishes UK Supply Chain to Support $1B New Medium Helicopter Bid
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Leonardo Establishes UK Supply Chain to Support $1B New Medium Helicopter Bid

Leonardo Helicopters plans to build AW149 helicopters using components solely from U.K.-based businesses if the company wins the $1.27 billion New Medium Helicopter contract from the UK Ministry of Defence. According to the NMH contract notice published in 2022, the MOD intends to acquire between 36 and 44 aircraft to phase out existing rotorcraft systems...

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Varley Rafael Australia Secures Contract to Deliver Anti-Tank Guided Missiles to ADF

Varley Rafael Australia, a joint venture between The Varley Group and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, will supply the Australian Defence Force with a fifth-generation portable, electro-optical anti-tank guided missile called Spike LR2 under a contract with the Australian government, according to a report from the Asia-Pacific Defence Reporter. Rafael Advanced Defense Systems said the weapon...

Elbit Systems to Deliver Counter-Drone Systems to the Netherlands Under $55M Contract
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Elbit Systems to Deliver Counter-Drone Systems to the Netherlands Under $55M Contract

The Netherlands has ordered anti-drone systems from Israel-based defense company Elbit Systems. Elbit will deliver the ReDrone counter-unmanned aerial systems under a four-year, $55 million contract. ReDrone comes with a command and control system, the DAiR X-band software-defined radar system, signal intelligence sensors and a COAPS-L electro-optical payload, which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning...

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Gorilla Technology Secures 5G Law Enforcement Solutions Contract From Taiwan

A Taiwanese law enforcement agency has selected Gorilla Technology Group to provide telecommunications and network solutions for a 5G communications surveillance system project.  Gorilla Technology, a London-based provider of artificial intelligence-based edge video analytics, internet of things technologies and cybersecurity, said the undisclosed agency awarded a $20.8 million contract in June to support the security...

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US Authorizes Netherlands, Denmark to Send Fighter Jets to Ukraine

The Netherlands and Denmark will supply Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets to enhance the country’s combat capabilities against the ongoing Russian military aggression.  American and European officials have confirmed that the U.S. authorized the F-16 donations but noted that Ukrainian pilots should first undergo six to eight months of training prior before the aircraft are...

Northrop Grumman Appoints Lead Executive for New Taiwan Office
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Northrop Grumman Appoints Lead Executive for New Taiwan Office

Northrop Grumman has hired Fisher Huang to oversee the company’s operations in Taiwan, where it recently opened a new office to provide local customers and industry with increased access to Northrop offerings.  As the lead executive for Taiwan, Huang will develop and facilitate the implementation of Northrop’s market strategy and business development plan and manage...

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Adacel Supports CAE’s Bid for Australian Future Air Mission Training System

Adacel, an air traffic control training and simulation solutions provider, has joined a team of companies supporting CAE’s proposal to deliver and integrate ATC training into the Royal Australian Air Force’s Future Air Mission Training System. The CAE-led AUStringer team, which also includes Leidos, Milskil and Nova Systems, is expected to provide expertise and technologies...

Russia Outfitting Attack Subs With Zircon Hypersonic Missiles
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Russia Outfitting Attack Subs With Zircon Hypersonic Missiles

United Shipbuilding Corp., a Russian shipbuilding conglomerate, is equipping Moscow’s Yasen-class nuclear-powered submarines with Zircon hypersonic cruise missiles. USC CEO Alexei Rakhmanov disclosed the ongoing work in an interview with the state-owned RIA Novosti news agency. Russia previously said the Zircon missile can travel at 7,000 mph, allowing it to survive the air defenses of...

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FBI Probes Chinese Company Over Potential CFIUS Violation

The FBI has launched an investigation into Huafon’s potential violation of a national security agreement with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States in connection with the Chinese chemicals company’s acquisition of DuPont’s biomaterials business. CFIUS approved the $240 million acquisition deal, which was finalized in May 2022, with the condition that Huafon...

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